That was cool, but teammate James Harrison did him one better in terms of wackiness. He arrived to camp in an honest-to-goodness firetruck.
Over in Bourbonnais, Ill., where the Bears began their training camp Wednesday, Pat O’Donnell proved punters can have nice things too. The 26-year-old arrived in a super-shiny McLaren.
He was nice enough to tote teammate Connor Barth, the team’s place kicker, along in his ride, which retails for at least $200,000.
Speaking of someone who should have had a passenger, what is going on with offensive lineman Eric Kush? He showed up alone on a bicycle built for two.
That’s one step up from what Carolina Panthers rookie Curtis Samuel did. He had his mother drop him off, which was actually kind of adorable. She looked on as the 20-year-old wheeled his suitcase toward the team’s training facility.
Arrival via mom apparently wasn’t Samuel’s first choice. He was supposed to catch a ride from first-round pick Christian McCaffrey, but it “didn’t time up,” according to Panthers reporter Bill Voth.
If all goes as planned, perhaps the former Ohio State player can do next year what veteran running back Jonathan Stewart did this year. Stewart had his car customized to reflect his alma mater, the Oregon Ducks.
Stay tuned for more crazy arrivals. Veteran players of certain teams, including the Indianapolis Colts, Los Angeles Chargers, the Detroit Lions and the Seattle Seahawks, aren’t required to arrive until Saturday.